Parental Alienation

It has recently been announced that from Spring 2018, Cafcass will be piloting a new process called the ‘ High Conflict Practice Pathway’. The guidance details the steps social workers are to take when dealing with suspected parental alienation. What…

Yet another ruling on ‘gig’ workers

The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has ruled that Deliveroo drivers are self-employed. The test case was brought by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) on behalf of drivers who were not satisfied with their current terms and conditions…

Uber Drivers are ‘Workers’

The EAT in Uber BV v Aslam has ruled that Uber drivers be classed at workers, for the purposes of their claims under the Employment Rights Act 1996, Working Time Regulations 1998 and National Minimum Wage Act 1998, rather than…

Unmarried couples: A fair deal?

ONS figures published last week show that couples who live together without getting married are the fastest growing type of family in the country. In light of the news earlier this year that more unmarried couples with children are breaking…

Employment Tribunals Fees Refund Scheme

On 27 July 2017 we informed you about the Supreme Court ruling on unlawful tribunal fees. Almost 3 months later, the Government has issued guidance in respect of refunding individuals who had paid such fees. As part of the opening…

Q. What is a Deputyship Order?

A. A Deputyship Order is an Order made by the Court of Protection when an individual lacks capacity to deal with their own property and financial affairs or health and welfare decisions. They are usually applied for when no Lasting…

Court of Protection: The complete guide

Whether it is in support of a loved one or family member, the Court of Protection is something that more and more of us find ourselves dealing with as we get older. It may be that a close relative or…

By Slater Heelis

Unpaid Trial Shifts

Stewart McDonald, SNP MP for Glasgow South, has introduced a Private Members’ Bill in Westminster to guarantee trial shifts are paid ‘properly and fairly’. McDonald has asked Prime Minister Theresa May to take action as young people were the group…